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Associate Director, SOX Compliance
Novavax Gaithersburg, MD

Associate Director, SOX Compliance

Gaithersburg, MD
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time

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Novavax, Inc (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world's most pressing infectious diseases. We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world's most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world's toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform. Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M™ adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

TITLE: Associate Director, SOX Compliance

LOCATION: Gaithersburg, MD

The Associate Director, SOX Compliance will work with the Executive Director of SOX Compliance and the Senior Director of Internal Audit to manage the Company's ongoing SOX compliance program including enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and scalability of the Company's processes, systems, and underlying internal control environment. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to effectively manage internal and external partners (process owners, external auditors, external SOX compliance partner), demonstrate proficient project management skills, superior communication, and organizational skills. This position is hybrid and requires two to three days a week on-site at the Company's Gaithersburg location and reports to the Executive Director of SEC Reporting, Accounting Policy and SOX Compliance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management of corporate SOX program including financial, IT and application controls.
  • SOX financial statement mapping, risk assessment and scoping including working with the external SOX compliance partner to ensure identified business process controls are efficient and effective.
  • Coordinate and maintain management's SOX process controls documentation including flowcharts, RACMs and control descriptions, review controls regularly to ensure adequate design and identification of key controls and recommend ways to rationalize and optimize controls through automation.
  • Lead the development of company-wide control activity checklists for key reports and spreadsheets and management review controls.
  • Work with external auditors on the planning and execution of control/process walkthroughs and with the internal audit team to coordinate testing including scheduling and managing the status of periodic testing of internal controls against audit timelines and schedules.
  • Provide guidance, research, and support to business partners as they address control deficiencies or make significant process changes including impact assessment for changes in people, processes, or technology.
  • Liaise with external auditors and proactively coordinate the audits to ensure coordination of the PBC request process to minimize the impact on the business and align test results.
  • Assist in the preparation of management presentations including audit committee reporting
  • Assist on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes, personnel changes and acquisitions to assess the impact of the changes on internal controls.
  • Ad hoc projects, as required.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent. CPA preferred.
  • Five to seven years of SOX compliance or internal audit experience including IT general control experience. Big 4 experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ability to effectively present information to internal and external associates.
  • Experience working with a SOX GRC platform, Workiva preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Demonstrated sense of professionalism.
  • Ability to gain solid understanding of the organization's business operations and industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership with focus on continuous improvement.
  • Life Science industry experience a plus
  • Experience working in or with global high growth companies a plus.

Novavax, Inc. offers a base salary, annual bonus, stock options, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Novavax, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.



Gaithersburg, MD



Posted date

April 04, 2024

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Novavax job posting for a Associate Director, SOX Compliance in Gaithersburg, MD with a salary of $108,000 to $156,700 Yearly with a map of Gaithersburg location.